Your superannuation fund includes a range of benefits. Generally, you are eligible to make a claim on your superannuation benefits if you retire or under some special circumstances – including if you are unable to work because of an illness, injury or any other medical reason. And your illness or injury doesn’t have to be work related.
A superannuation claim benefit may include a monthly income payment or a lump sum insurance payout. How much you can claim will depend on the type of claim you make and the details of your unique situation.
For example, a lump sum Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) benefit payment could be worth thousands of dollars. Alternatively, an income protection benefit of up to 75% of your gross wage could be paid to you in regular installments.
The exact amount of your benefit should be in your annual super member benefit statements. Our experienced superannuation claims lawyers can also help you uncover this number.
It’s important to know that superannuation insurance claims can be complex. Having a dedicated, specialised team to help you determine your eligibility for making a claim and making sure you get everything you’re entitled to will be invaluable. Maurice Blackburn has Australia's largest team of superannuation claims lawyers. This means that you can feel confident knowing that your claim is in caring, capable hands.